Word of the Day Archive
Wednesday May 9, 2001
limpid \LIM-pid\ , adjective:
1. Characterized by clearness or transparency; clear; as, "a limpid stream."
2. Calm; untroubled; serene.
3. Clear in style; easily understandable.
Claire's large eyes are a limpid, liquid blue that reflect the ambient world.
-- Margaret A. Salinger, Dream Catcher
Lying on the sand one limpid afternoon, Margarita-drowsed, gazing out at the turquoise water through half-closed eyes, following the seaweed swaying back and forth just beneath the surface, I fancied (as any self-respecting writer must do) that it would be my turn to write a book about Mexico some day.
-- Neil Baldwln, Legends of the Plumed Serpent
I have no interest in the German Romantics, or indeed in any other kind of romantic, with or without a literary status, but the stories seemed limpid, accessible.
-- Anita Brookner, Undue Influence
Limpid is from Latin limpidus, "clear."